Responsible for accurately obtaining blood samples via venipuncture and capillary collection procedures with minimum customer discomfort. Provides care to patients whose ages range from infant to geriatric. Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory’s procedures for specimen collection, handling, and processing. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.
Scope: Promotes quality patient/client relations and creates supportive climate by serving as a role model. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory. Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations. Works with minimal direction, consults with supervisors as needed. Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and the laboratory customers. Operates general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computer keyboards and CRT, centrifuges, and manual pipettes. Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone, and computer methods.
High School Diploma or GED
Preferred – Certified by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
Minimum – training or experience in specimen collection and/or processing.
Preferred – two years of laboratory training or experience in specimen collection and processing.
Skills: Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory customers. Ability to read and write.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Laboratory Patient Service Center Team Leader.
Physical Demands: Requires light to medium lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires manipulation of tools, objects, and equipment using the following physical motions: pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above shoulder height, grasping with both hands, pinching with thumb and forefinger, twisting with hand and wrist, climbing under, lifting up, lifting down, and reaching under. Routinely requires coordination of two or more physical operations. Routinely requires visual discrimination of color, size, shape, and motility. Requires ability to hear audible alarms on any temperature monitored equipment and automated analyzers.
Environmental Demands: Works in temperature controlled environment with constant exposure to biological and chemical hazards. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and crisis situations.